According to the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kazakhstan and Slovakia decided to increase cooperation in water management, automotive industry, waste recycling and green technology. The ninth meeting of the Kazakh- Slovak intergovernmental commission on economic and scientific and technical cooperation was held on the 11th of March in Bratislava.
Kazakh students are expected to be trained at Slovak universities. The event was attended by Karol Galek, the second State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, Slovak investors. Kazakh delegation was represented by Talgat Momyshev, the Vice-Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan.
The proposition of the Kazakh officials was to strengthen cooperation in management and monitoring of forestry, environmental control, construction and production of building materials, and to launch the transit container traffic.
During the event Kazakh delegation presented new measures and government policy in the field of investment support, opportunities of special economic and industrial zones, as well as the country’s potential in the field of mechanical engineering and metallurgy.
According to the Slovak authorities, a favorable investment climate was created by the fact that Kazakhstan opened the door for foreign investment and that the government promised to fulfill all obligations to investors.
The agenda of the meeting contained cooperation in all sectors of industry, including trade, energy, aviation, innovations and modern technologies.
After the meeting, the memorandum of understanding was signed by Talgat Mukhanov, the head of department of the Investment Committee and Osim Mamatkulov, who represented the Slovak company Heneken. The majority of secondary aluminum and zinc alloys in Slovakia is produced by Heneken, the largest company of the country, specializing in metallurgy, logistics, machinery, building materials and energy. An aluminum smelter, a cable factory and a zinc alloys factory are also included in the group.